Foreign service officers have ended their strike and reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian government. The deal with the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) is welcome news for many international students, workers and others who had been waiting for their visas to be processed.
Treasury Board President Tony Clement posted a photo of himself with a smiling on PAFSO president Tim Edwards, on Tuesday. In September the Public Service Labour Relations Board ruled that the federal government had been bargaining in bad faith in its negotiation with the striking diplomats.
The agreement between the union representing foreign service officers and the Canadian government effectively ends one of the longest strikes in the history of the federal public service.
The new agreement would bring the foreign service officers’ salaries closer to other civil servants who do similar work.
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